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TWD : Glossary: adjuvant

Title

adjuvant

Definition

Any ingredient that improves the properties of a pesticide formulation (Pedigo 2002). Any ingredient that improves the solubility or handling properties of a pesticide formulation. Adjuvants are sometimes called “stickers” or “spreaders” (Gordh and Headrick 2001). An additive used in conjunction with an active substance, e.g. a biopesticide, to enhance its performance (Coombs and Hall 1998). Chemical combined with insecticide to improve its storage, safety, or effectiveness (Daly et al. 1998). A spray additive to improve either physical or chemical properties (Hill 1997). See ‘chemical control’.

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Created at 20/03/2013 11:31 by System Account
Last modified at 20/03/2013 11:31 by System Account